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I finally got 1000 miles to end my agonizing break in period. I recently tried to see if I can “peel-out”. A turned the traction control off, used ECT Power, pushed the gas to the floor, and still couldn’t get the wheels to spin for more than a quarter of one revolution! It was still accelerating fast, but no peel-out.

Am I doing something wrong? I mean, my little old Mazda truck gets more peel-out than that!
 

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HOld the break pedal down till you rev around 3-4 rpm and then throw down the gas...Bam instant peel out!!!!!
 

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I tried that too.
Maybe I was a little too hesitant, worrying about the car and all. I did only get it to 2500 RPMs...
I've seen some video of this guy doing a "donut" on a white IS, he seemed to have to problems peeling out.
 

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Since you are in Texax, I suppose the temperature is pretty warm over there, right? If that is the case, then you probably have too much traction on your tires to peel off. If you choose a cooler weather, then you should be able to do it for longer (I've done it before for 1sec or so, not on purpose).
BTW, why do you want to do that? Just for fun? You know peeling off doesn't increase your acceleration, right? That's the reason why Lexus supply these high traction tires for us so we can maximize our acceleration.
 

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Yeah, it's pretty warm here (compare to the rest of the country).
And yeah, I just like to do it for fun. It gives me this feeling of power if I can get the wheels screaming. Of course I would not be doing that under normal driving/racing conditions.
 

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I've seen some video of this guy doing a "donut" on a white IS, he seemed to have to problems peeling out.[/B][/QUOTE]

Yes, That was me acting like a Kid
And yes, I had the Trac Off but our car has LSD also.
The car has to overcome the LSD and the ZRated Sticky Tires.
The IS300 is NOT A RACE CAR....
Nor does it have HUGE HORSE POWER.
So getting the tires to Spin like a Pick-Up Truck will never happen.
 

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Gennady, a pickup truck also doesn't have very much weight over the rear wheels (and I assume your pickup was rwd). No weight over drive wheels = lit up tires.
 

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It just started snowing here in VA and the first day i saw sleet ( black ice ) on the road i had this very very very irresistable urge to do a donut on my car i have never doen a donut in all my life i wanted to but for some reason i never did but that day i took my is with 1400 miles on it in a parkign lot and traction off and stopped

tried to do a stand donut didn't work the tires will never spin so i picked it up to go straight for 1 sec and then turned the steering all the way and then accelerated hard and YEEE HAAAA it was spinnnign my FIRT DONUT but after that dount it was liek some one exploded a SMOKE BOMB so i was very sad bec i love my IS and well this will never happen again on my IS but i will do it on my honda soon
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You cant smoke up ur IS dude your doing something wrong I have laid down half block tire patterns on atleast 15 occasions( tread patterns are wearing out) I dont think your doing it right I dont even need to bring the car to 3-4k I start letting the tires slip at 2k with my foot on the brake I release at 4k to get a continues burn out. I dont let off the gas till i am satified with the burn out. I wouldnt think it was the car but is it brokin in are the tires warm and most importantly are you playing Phil collins
"in the air tonight" hec helps me!!!!
 

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Originally posted by 4yoazz:
gennady - what color IS did you get? And what rims?

It's graphite gray with standard (non-carbon, i guess) 17" rims... but, why would that matter?
 

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Originally posted by NYIS300:
. . . . I wouldnt think it was the car but is it brokin in are the tires warm and most importantly are you playing Phil collins
"in the air tonight" hec helps me!!!!
MAN! I thought I had it all going! Except the Phil Collins. Now I know what my problem is
 

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It also depends on what type of pavement you're trying to do the peel-out.
On the sealed blacktop at my work I came into the parking lot with the car in manu-matic mode at about 10 MPH cranked it to the left and FLOORED it! It did a perfect 180 I counter steered to straighten up and stopped pefectly in my parking space.(there weren't any other cars around)Everyone around loved it but the Senior V.P. that called and gave me a lecture. It left smoke in the air and NICE stipes in the asphalt. It will do it while going straight on blacktop too.
Were you trying on concrete?
I don't do this often, The tires are to soft and $$$. I was just curious.
 

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Emmmmm.......one most important thing you guys have forgotten:

You can EASILY do burnouts with a MANUAL transmission.
 
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